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Private Norman Johnston

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1892-02-29
Place of birth: Blake, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: Mrs Thomas Johnston; Blake, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Farmer
Occupation (normalized): General Farmer
Religion: Presbyterian
Cause of death: Not specified

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 101234
Final Rank: Private (31st Battalion)
Rank detail
  1. Private, 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army).
  2. Private, Alberta Regimental Depot, Canadian Infantry (Army).
  3. Private, 21st Reserve Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army).
  4. Private, 66th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army).
  5. Private, Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre, Canadian Infantry (Army).
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes
Battle wounded/killed: Wounded in the attack on Passchendaele November 1917. Wounded Battle of Amiens August 1918.
Awards

Military Medal (Rosieres 9th August 1918)
Description: When s man's section were held up by a strong point in a ruined house he rushed it under the cover of rifle fire and bombed it killing or wounding the entire crew allowing the right half of the section to carry on the advance.
Date of award: 1918-09-05
Source: War Diary.

British War Medal

Victory Medal

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 337388
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B4892-S014
Uploader's Notes: In the Battle of Amiens when this man won the MM he was also wounded, possibly when he won the award.
Uploader's Research notes: In the Battle of Amiens when this man won the MM he was also wounded, possibly when he won the award.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2007-10-30
Last modified: 2020-10-12